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Fostering EU-Arab Countries Innovation in Green Tech: Connecting Minds, Scaling-up strategies and Funding

    The event aims at building bridges between the Green Tech innovation ecosystems in both the European Union and Arab countries by creating connections among the three critical stakeholders in innovation ecosystems: top researchers, driven entrepreneurs, and smart capital investors.

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    CET
    (GMT+4)
    Agenda
    07:30
    (10:30)
    Registration on site - Spain Pavilion at Dubai EXPO 2020
    08:00
    (11:00)

    Opening Session

    Carmen Bueno, Commissioner General for the Spanish participation in Dubai Expo 2020
    Teresa Riesgo, Secretary General for Innovation at Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain
    Kinga Stanislawska, Member of the EIC Advisory Board
    Delilah Al Khudhairy, Director, Competences, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
    Francesco Matteucci, EIC Programme Manager materials for energy and environmental sustainability
    Hoda A. Alkhzaimi, Director of Research and Development in Science & Defense (UAE) and President of Emirates Digital Association for Women

    08:30
    (11:30)

    Fireside chat with Hussein Kanji, Co-founder and Partner at Hoxton Ventures and Asier Rufino, Co-founder and CEO of TECNALIA Ventures
    08:45
    (11:45)

    Round Table “From lab to market”

    Chair: Eva Baltar, Policy Officer, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

    Mohammed Aljafari, Director of the Intellectual Property Commercialisation Office at iPARK, the Royal Scientific Society
    Hoda A. Alkhzaimi, Director of Research and Development in Science & Defense (UAE) and President of Emirates Digital Association for Women
    Christian Daube, Climate-KIC Strategic Programmes Builder & Manager and Open Accelerator Lead
    Asier Rufino, CEO and co-founder TECNALIA Ventures
    Jorge Rodríguez, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Khalifa University and Vice-President of ACIEAU

    09:30
    (12:30)

    Round Table discussion “EU and MENA Green Tech Venture Capitals (VC)”

    Chair: Asier Rufino, Co-founder and CEO of TECNALIA Ventures, TECNALIA´s deep tech venture builder

    Christos Mastoras, Managing Director and Founder, Iliad Partners (Dubai-based VC),Swethal Kumar, CEO & Managing Partner, Startupscale360 (MENA VC), Johann Boukhors, Managing Director Engie New Ventures, Philipp Engelkamp, Co-founder and Managing Director of INERATEC,  Iheb Triki, CEO of Kumulus Water

    10:15
    (13:15)

    Concluding remarks and closing

    Antonio Marco Pantaleo, EIC Programme Manager for Energy systems and Green Technologies
    Asier Rufino, Co-founder and CEO of TECNALIA Ventures, Tecnalia´s deep tech venture builder

     

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    When
    -
    Where
    Spain Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020
    Languages
    English
    Organisers
    European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency